Friday 1 August 1975
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Mandy Leigh and Vhrsti .
In that special week of August people in US were listening to One Of These Nights by Eagles.
In UK Tears On My Pillow by Johnny Nash was in the top 5 hits.
Farewell, My Lovely, directed by Dick Richards, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975
while The Moneychangers by Arthur Hailey was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching Almost Anything Goes.
If you liked videogames you were probably playing Gun Fight or Steeplechase.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 1 August 1975 ?
- Orthodox Christianity - Procession of the Cross
- Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago - Emancipation Day
- St. Pellegrini/Peregrinus
- Angola - Armed Forces Day
- Switzerland - National Day
- Benin - National Day
- Bah�'f Faith - Feast of Kam�l (Perfection) - First day of the eighth month of the Bah�'f Calendar
- Sts. Faith, Hope, and Charity (sisters).
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Ethelwolf
- Yorkshire, United Kingdom - Yorkshire Day
- People's Republic of China - Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Liberation Army
- Lughnasadh - L� L�nasa, the traditional first day of Autumn in Ireland.
- Rastafari movement - Celebration of the liberation of Haile Selassie from slavery
- Nicaragua - Fiesta Day
- Lammas - Neopagan festival of Lammas
- Lebanon - Army's Day (Eid al-Jaysh)
- World Scout Day - anniversary of the first day of the Brownsea Island Camp in 1907, where Robert Baden-Powell began scouting.
- Democratic Republic of Congo - Parent's Day
- Mandy Leigh: Greensburg, Pennsylvania -- Actress (Bloodscent).
- Vhrsti : Czech author and illustrator.
- Håkon Johansen: Norwegian drummer and composer (Motif and Come Shine).
- Teresa Mak: Hong Kong actress.
- Ane Torp: Norwegian actress.
- Ryoko Yonekura: Japanese model and actress
- Howard Joslin: Actor (Quebec, Detective Story), dies at 68.
- 38 government leaders signs Helsinki accord
- 41st NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Pittsburgh 21, All-Stars 14 (54,103)
- In Oroville, California, a magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurs.
- Helsinki Pact guaranteeing boundaries, rights is signed by 35 nations.
- Billy Martin is named manager of New York Yankees, replacing Bill Virdon.
- CSCE Final Act creates the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
- The Helsinki Accords, which officially recognize Europe's national borders and respect for human rights, are signed in Finland.
Which were the top hits in that special week of August 1975 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Eagles - One Of These Nights
- 10cc - I'm Not In Love
- Bee Gees - Jive Talkin'
- Olivia Newton-John - Please Mr. Please
- Van McCoy - The Hustle
- Elton John - Someone Saved My Life Tonight
- Melissa Manchester - Midnight Blue
- Wings - Listen To What The Man Said
- Gwen McCrae - Rockin' Chair
- Tony Camillo's Bazuka - Dynomite-Part I
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